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Plot: In the aftermath of Cassius Clay’s defeat of Sonny Liston in 1964, the boxer meets with Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown to change the course of history in the segregated South.
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It’s much more rewarding to have something to actually think about or a moral question to ponder rather than have the movie tell you how to feel. It’s a rare pleasure to watch a film like Regina King’s ‘One Night in Miami’ that is willing to leave big questions about four larger-than-life men up in the air instead of trying to answer them.
– Jake Watt
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Inspired by a true story, “One Night in Miami” imagines what happened the night real-life friends Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), football star Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge), soul singer Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.), and heavyweight boxing champ Cassius Clay (Eli Goree) gathered at the Hampton House Motel to celebrate Clay’s victory over Sonny Liston. Over the course of the evening, the men at first are in a celebratory, playful mood, taking lighthearted jabs at each other and enjoying the company. But as the night progresses, the conversations grow more intense, and the four friends have a thoughtful (and confrontational) discussion on race, equality, and the black man’s experience in America.
Set during the Civil Rights movement in 1964, the timeless subject matter unfortunately has just as much relevance almost 60 years later. You could transport these men into modern times and their conversations about racial injustice would sound almost identical to those being discussed by people today. It’s an important story to tell, and Regina King has captured the essence of Kemp Powers‘s play in her feature directorial debut.
Since the film is based on a stage play, it feels very talky. Most of the action takes place within the confines of a motel room, yet it never feels claustrophobic. King gets the men out of the motel for a few scenes, including a show-stopping piece at a Sam Cooke concert that shows off her talented eye for directing.
The insightful script (adapted for the screen by Powers himself) is among the best of the year, and the charismatic young actors carry the dialogue-heavy film with confidence. They’re called on to do a lot of heavy lifting, and every single person in the cast fully becomes the cultural legends they portray. These men make the historical figures come alive with a seemingly effortless chemistry. Every scene plays like natural, realistic banter among friends.
I’m ashamed to admit that this is a story I’ve never heard before. The film assumes that viewers have a familiarity with this important moment in history, so it would be beneficial to read up on the event beforehand so you’ll find a deeper connection with the story. I spent an hour doing research after screening the movie. If you don’t have time, the film is still an excellent way to learn.
“One Night in Miami” may be a fictional account of what was discussed within those walls, but it’s an effective drama about four revolutionary leaders and activists. It’s entertaining, thought-provoking, intelligent, and is sure to spark further discussion, which is precisely why the film is so important.
One night, February 25, 1964 in a Miami hotel room.
This just became available on Amazon streaming movies. The “one night” reference is Feb 25th, 1964 in Miami, the night Cassius Clay (22), (later known as Muhammad Ali), surprised boxing fans by defeating Sonny Liston who threw in the towel after 6 rounds.
The four prominent friends were Malcolm X, Cassius Clay, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke. You see, I was in college at that time, all of them are were known to me, so seeing this stage play turned into a movie has a very relevant meaning.
Although it is based on a true story of real people, unfortunately there are no tape recordings of their conversations that night, and some facts were changed for dramatic effect, so it isn’t possible to determine how “accurate” it is. Nonetheless it is a good depiction of the times and what these black men were facing, and some of the 1960s drive to overcome the rampant discrimination that existed. Of course the issue still isn’t behind us, there is still a ways to go.
This is a good movie, especially for those of us who remember those days. I find myself wondering how it comes across to the younger (under 60) age groups.
weak movie & waste of time to watch
I’m mystified by the numerous favorable reviews this movie received because it was horrendous. I’m a relative of Rosa Parks so no one can claim racism but this picture combined cast (& director) of dubious talent and a story line that didn’t hold my attention for more than 15 minutes at a time w/o my needing a break from the maddeningly dull content. Furthermore, considering the #MeToo era having empowered females to speak out about mysogynistic men, how is it that the nortorious sexual predator in real life, Jim Brown, came to be one of the four main characters in this film. It would seem there are hundreds of thousands of more worthy African-American men to be profiled than Brown (or didn’t the screenplay receive any kind of vetting?) The undeserving high marks other reviews give this film leads me to believe that there is an Affirmative Action-like handicapping scale for this film’s reviews.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min)
Director Regina King
Writer Kemp Powers (screenplay by), Kemp Powers (based on the stage play “One Night In Miami…” by)
Actors Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr.
Awards Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 35 wins & 144 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa 65, Arri Prime DNA Lenses, Arri Alexa Mini LF, Arri Prime DNA Lenses
Laboratory Light Iron, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (4.5K) (6K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema